Weekly featured stories from the print edition.
When Carrie Berrian was born in April 1895, the first professional football game was played and volleyball was invented. Also, W. E. B. Du Bois became the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University and Booker T. Washington delivered the Atlanta Compromise speech. she was born two months after Babe Ruth and two months before Hattie McDaniel who would later become the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award in 1939. As a teenager, she would recall the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic and see horse and carts replaced by automobiles. […]